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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454452/flow-cytometry-based-immunophenotypic-analysis-of-primary-systemic-light-chain-amyloidosis
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Xiangwen Diao, Juan Li, Juan Ouyang, Junru Liu, Beihui Huang, Meilan Chen, Jingli Gu
Using flow cytometry, the present study aimed to investigate the immunophenotypic characteristics of malignant plasma cells (PCs) in the bone marrow of patients with primary systemic light chain amyloidosis (AL) compared with the characteristics of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Flow cytometric results of 51 patients with AL and 150 patients with MM were reviewed. The proportion of total bone marrow PCs in the patients with AL was significantly lower than that in the patients with MM, 1.35% (0.3-9.5%) vs...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454447/inhibitory-effect-and-mechanism-of-exogenous-mammalian-sterile-20-like-kinase-1-on-the-growth-of-human-colorectal-cancer
#2
Jian Wu, Xiaohong Yang, Hongfei Lu, Liqiao Liu, Baohua Xu, Shuangyan Zheng, Bo Yu, Kemin Jie, Fusheng Wan
The present study aimed to observe the inhibitory effect and preliminary mechanism of exogenous mammalian sterile 20-like kinase 1 (MST1) on the growth of colorectal cancer SW480 cells. The SW480 cells were randomly divided into the following groups: Control, empty enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) plasmid (pEGFP-N1), MST1 EGFP plasmid (pEGFP-MST1), 20 µmol/l fluorouracil (5-FU) and pEGFP-MST1 + 5-FU. An MTS colorimetric assay was used to detect cell viability, Hoechst 33342 staining was used to observe cell apoptosis, and western blotting and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the levels of the proteins MST1, yes-associated protein (YAP), phospho-YAP1 (Ser127), p53 and p53 upregulated modulator of apoptosis (PUMA)...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454428/the-regulation-of-proteins-associated-with-the-cytoskeleton-by-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-during-hepatocarcinogenesis
#3
Fanyun Kong, Hongjuan You, Renxian Tang, Kuiyang Zheng
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a major malignant disease worldwide, and chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the primary causes for this type of cancer. Hepatitis B virus X protein (HBx) is a non-structural protein encoded by the viral genome that has significant effects on the pathogenesis of HCC. With the development of high-throughput assays and technologies, the abnormal HBx-induced expression of certain cellular proteins with assorted biological functions has been investigated. These target proteins identified by various methods include specific proteins associated with the cellular cytoskeleton, which contribute to HBx-induced hepatocarcinogenesis...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454386/decreased-calpain-6-expression-is-associated-with-tumorigenesis-and-poor-prognosis-in-hnscc
#4
Yinzhou Xiang, Fen Li, Lei Wang, Anyuan Zheng, Jingjing Zuo, Man Li, Yongping Wang, Yong Xu, Chen Chen, Shiming Chen, Bokui Xiao, Zezhang Tao
Calpains are a family of intracellular cysteine proteases involved in various biological processes. Previously, the family was identified to have abnormal expression in several types of malignant tumor. Calpain 6 was less well known; however, it was recently identified to be involved in the carcinogenesis of certain types of malignant tumor. However, the expression of calpain 6 in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains unclear. A total of six datasets from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) was analyzed and an association between calpain 6 expression levels and HNSCC was identified, with the expression of calpain 6 observed to be significantly decreased in HNSCC (P<0...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454351/the-role-of-quercetin-and-vitamin-c-in-nrf2-dependent-oxidative-stress-production-in-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Zohreh Mostafavi-Pour, Fatemeh Ramezani, Fatemeh Keshavarzi, Nasser Samadi
The balance between the production and elimination of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is essential in determining whether cells survive or undergo apoptosis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) may act as a sensor for electrophilic stress, thus regulating the intracellular antioxidant response. The present study investigated the role of vitamin C (VC) and quercetin (Q) in the induction of Nrf2-mediated oxidative stress in cancer cells. An MTT assay was conducted to examine the anti-proliferative effects of VC and Q...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454312/treatment-with-a-selenium-platinum-compound-induced-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-lymphoma-cells-apoptosis-through-the-mitochondrial-signaling-pathway
#6
Feifei Wu, Wei Cao, Huaping Xu, Mingxia Zhu, Jing Wang, Xiaoyan Ke
T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma (T-ALL/LBL) is an aggressive hematological disorder that is sensitive to chemotherapy; however, it exhibits frequent relapse rates. Platinum-containing therapeutics are the first-line salvage regimens used in the treatment of relapsed or refractory T-ALL/LBL. The selenium-platinum compound EG-Se/Pt is obtained from the combination of selenium-containing molecules (EG-Se) with cisplatin (CDDP); however, its anticancer properties have been poorly investigated. In the present study, the Cell Counting Kit-8 assay was used to evaluate the inhibitory effect of treatment with EG-Se/Pt on cell viability...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454292/dna-vaccine-encoding-human-papillomavirus-antigens-flanked-by-a-signal-peptide-and-a-kdel-sequence-induces-a-potent-therapeutic-antitumor-effect
#7
Jose J Perez-Trujillo, Rodolfo Garza-Morales, Jose A Barron-Cantu, Gabriel Figueroa-Parra, Aracely Garcia-Garcia, Humberto Rodriguez-Rocha, Jaime Garcia-Juarez, Gerardo E Muñoz-Maldonado, Odila Saucedo-Cardenas, Roberto Montes-De-Oca-Luna, Maria De Jesus Loera-Arias
Cellular immune responses play a critical role in the eradication of intracellular infections and malignant cells through the recognition and subsequent removal of the infection or malignant cells. Effective antigen presentation is crucial for stimulating the immune system against malignant cells. Calreticulin (CRT) has been used to improve antigen presentation. However, CRT overexpression has been previously associated with the development of pancreatic and breast cancer. The import and retention signals of CRT in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) can be used to overcome CRT overexpression...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454271/intracellular-and-extracellular-factors-influencing-the-genotoxicity-of-nitric-oxide-and-reactive-oxygen-species
#8
Min Young Kim
A number of factors affect cellular responses to nitric oxide (NO(•)) and reactive oxygen species (ROS), including their source, concentration, cumulative dose, target gene and biological milieu. This limits the extrapolation of data to in vivo pathological states in which NO(•) and ROS may be important. The present study investigated lethality and mutagenesis in the HPRT and TK1 genes of human lymphoblastoid TK6 cells exposed to NO(•) and ROS derived from two delivery methods: A reactor system and a Transwell™ co-culture...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454245/improving-contrast-enhancement-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-5-aminolevulinic-acid-induced-protoporphyrin-ix-for-high-grade-gliomas
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Junkoh Yamamoto, Shingo Kakeda, Tetsuya Yoneda, Shun-Ichiro Ogura, Shohei Shimajiri, Tohru Tanaka, Yukunori Korogi, Shigeru Nishizawa
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a gadolinium-based contrast agent is the gold standard for high-grade gliomas (HGGs). The compound 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) undergoes a high rate of cellular uptake, particularly in cancer cells. In addition, fluorescence-guided resection with 5-ALA is widely used for imaging HGGs. 5-ALA is water soluble, while protoporphyrin IX (PpIX) is water insoluble. It was speculated whether converting from 5-ALA to PpIX may relatively increase intracellular water content, and consequently, might enhance the T2 signal intensity in HGG...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454020/toxicity-of-tio2-in-nanoparticle-or-bulk-form-to-freshwater-and-marine-microalgae-under-visible-light-and-uv-a-radiation
#10
M Sendra, I Moreno-Garrido, M P Yeste, J M Gatica, J Blasco
Use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) has become a part of our daily life and the high environmental concentrations predicted to accumulate in aquatic ecosystems are cause for concern. Although TiO2 has only limited reactivity, at the nanoscale level its physico-chemical properties and toxicity are different compared with bulk material. Phytoplankton is a key trophic level in fresh and marine ecosystems, and the toxicity provoked by these nanoparticles can affect the structure and functioning of ecosystems...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453888/live-imaging-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-and-protein-kinase-a-activities-during-thrombus-formation-in-mice-expressing-biosensors-based-on-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfer
#11
Takuya Hiratsuka, Takeshi Sano, Hisashi Kato, Naoki Komatsu, Masamichi Imajo, Yuji Kamioka, Kenta Sumiyama, Fumiaki Banno, Toshiyuki Miyata, Michiyuki Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Dynamic features of thrombus formation have been visualized by conventional video wide field microscopy or confocal microscopy in live mouse. However, due to technical limitations precise spatiotemporal regulation of intracellular signaling molecule activities, which have been extensively studied in vitro, remains elusive in vivo. OBJECTIVES: By two-photon excitation microscopy of transgenic mice expressing Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) biosensors for extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) and protein kinase A (PKA), we visualized ERK and PKA activities during thrombus formation in laser-injured subcutaneous arterioles RESULTS: When a core of densely packed platelets was developed, ERK activity was increased from the basal region close to the injured arterioles...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453855/newly-characterized-interaction-stabilizes-dna-structure-oligoethylene-glycols-stabilize-g-quadruplexes-ch-%C3%AF-interactions
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Hisae Tateishi-Karimata, Tatsuya Ohyama, Takahiro Muraoka, Peter Podbevsek, Adam M Wawro, Shigenori Tanaka, Shu-Ichi Nakano, Kazushi Kinbara, Janez Plavec, Naoki Sugimoto
Oligoethylene glycols are used as crowding agents in experiments that aim to understand the effects of intracellular environments on DNAs. Moreover, DNAs with covalently attached oligoethylene glycols are used as cargo carriers for drug delivery systems. To investigate how oligoethylene glycols interact with DNAs, we incorporated deoxythymidine modified with oligoethylene glycols of different lengths, such as tetraethylene glycol (TEG), into DNAs that form antiparallel G-quadruplex or hairpin structures such that the modified residues were incorporated into loop regions...
April 27, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453831/sortilin-1-loss-of-function-protects-against-cholestatic-liver-injury-by-attenuating-hepatic-bile-acid-accumulation-in-bile-duct-ligated-mice
#13
Jibiao Li, Benjamin L Woolbright, Wen Zhao, Yifeng Wang, David Matye, Bruno Hagenbuch, Hartmut Jaeschke, Tiangang Li
Sortilin 1 (Sort1) is an intracellular trafficking receptor that mediates protein sorting in the endocytic or secretory pathways. Recent studies revealed a role of Sort1 in the regulation of cholesterol and bile acid metabolism. This study further investigated the role of Sort1 in modulating bile acid detoxification and cholestatic liver injury in bile duct ligated mice. We found that Sort1 KO mice had attenuated liver injury 24 h after BDL, which was mainly attributed to less bile infarct formation. Sham-operated Sort1 KO mice had about 20% larger bile acid pool size than sham-operated WT mice, but 24 h after BDL Sort1 KO mice had significantly attenuated hepatic bile acid accumulation and smaller bile acid pool size...
April 26, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453746/activation-of-cecr1-in-m2-like-tams-promotes-paracrine-stimulation-mediated-glial-tumor-progression
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Changbin Zhu, Dana Mustafa, Ping-Pin Zheng, Marcel van der Weiden, Andrea Sacchetti, Maarten Brandt, Ihsan Chrifi, Dennie Tempel, Pieter J M Leenen, Dirk Jan Duncker, Caroline Cheng, Johan M Kros
Background.: The majority of glioma-associated microglia/macrophages have been identified as M2-type macrophages with immune suppressive and tumor supportive action. Recently, the extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) was shown to regulate macrophage maturation. In this study, we investigate the role of CECR1 in the regulation of the glioma-associated macrophage response. Methods.: Expression of CECR1 was assessed in human glioma samples...
May 1, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453530/intracellular-signaling-entropy-can-be-a-biomarker-for-predicting-the-development-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#15
Masakazu Sato, Kei Kawana, Katsuyuki Adachi, Asaha Fujimoto, Mitsuyo Yoshida, Hiroe Nakamura, Haruka Nishida, Tomoko Inoue, Ayumi Taguchi, Juri Ogishima, Satoko Eguchi, Aki Yamashita, Kensuke Tomio, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Katsutoshi Oda, Takeshi Nagamatsu, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
While the mortality rates for cervical cancer have been drastically reduced after the introduction of the Pap smear test, it still is one of the leading causes of death in women worldwide. Additionally, studies that appropriately evaluate the risk of developing cervical lesions are needed. Therefore, we investigated whether intracellular signaling entropy, which is measured with microarray data, could be useful for predicting the risks of developing cervical lesions. We used three datasets, GSE63514 (histology), GSE27678 (cytology) and GSE75132 (cytology, a prospective study)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453491/neurofibrillary-tangles-of-a%C3%AE-x-40-in-alzheimer-s-disease-brains
#16
Ana-María Lacosta, Daniel Insua, Hassnae Badi, Pedro Pesini, Manuel Sarasa
The two pathognomonic lesions in the brain of AD patients are senile plaques and intraneuronal neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). Previous studies have demonstrated that amyloid-β (Aβ) is a component of both senile plaques and NFTs, and have showed that intracellular accumulation of Aβ is toxic for cells and precedes the appearance of extracellular amyloid deposits. Here we report that there are numerous intraneuronal NFT and extraneuronal NFT immunoreactive for Aβx-40 in which there is no co-localization with tau staining suggesting the existence of two different neurodegenerating populations associated with the intracellular accumulation of either tau protein or Aβx-40 in AD...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453489/changes-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-peptides-due-to-tauopathy
#17
Petra Majerova, Peter Barath, Alena Michalicova, Stanislav Katina, Michal Novak, Andrej Kovac
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and progressive supranuclear palsy are two common neurodegenerative tauopathies, and the most common cause of progressive brain dementia in elderly affecting more than 35 million people. The tauopathies are characterized by abnormal deposition of microtubule associated protein tau into intracellular neurofibrillary tangles composed mainly of the hyperphosphorylated form of the protein. The diagnosis of tauopathies is based on the presence of clinical features and pathological changes...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453485/tau-oligomers-in-sera-of-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-aged-controls
#18
Michala Kolarova, Urmi Sengupta, Ales Bartos, Jan Ricny, Rakez Kayed
Although tau protein was long regarded as an intracellular protein with several functions inside the cell, new evidence has shown tau secretion into the extracellular space. The active secretion of tau could be a physiological response of neurons to increased intracellular amounts of tau during the progression of tau pathology. We looked for potential differences in the serum levels of toxic tau oligomers in regards to cognitive impairment of subjects. We detected tau oligomers in the serum of Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, but they were also present to some extent in the serum of healthy older subjects where the levels positively correlated with aging (Spearman r = 0...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453293/predicting-a-drug-s-membrane-permeability-a-computational-model-validated-with-in-vitro-permeability-assay-data
#19
Brian J Bennion, Nicholas A Be, Margaret Windy McNerney, Victoria Lao, Emma M Carlson, Carlos A Valdez, Michael A Malfatti, Heather A Enright, Tuan H Nguyen, Felice C Lightstone, Timothy S Carpenter
Membrane permeability is a key property to consider during the drug design process, and particularly vital when dealing with small molecules that have intracellular targets as their efficacy highly depends on their ability to cross the membrane. In this work, we describe the use of umbrella sampling Molecular Dynamics (MD) computational modeling to comprehensively assess the passive permeability profile of a range of compounds through a lipid bilayer. The model was initially calibrated through in vitro validation studies employing a Parallel Artificial Membrane Permeability Assay (PAMPA)...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453254/gene-transfection-mediated-by-catiomers-requires-free-highly-charged-polymer-chains-to-overcome-intracellular-barriers
#20
Lindomar Jose Calumby Albuquerque, Carlos E de Castro, Karin A Riske, Maria Cristina Carlan da Silva, Paulo I R Muraro, Vanessa Schmidt Giacomelli, Cristiano Giacomelli, Fernando Carlos Carlos Giacomelli
The prospective use of the block copolymers PEO113-b-PDEA50 and POEGMA70-b-P(OEGMA10-co-DEA47-co-DPA47) as non-viral gene vectors was evaluated. The polymers are able to properly condense DNA into nano-sized particles (RH ~ 75 nm) which are marginally cytotoxic and can be uptaken by cells. However, the GFP expression assays evidenced that DNA delivery is essentially negligible meaning that intracellular trafficking hampers efficient gene release. Subsequently we demonstrate that cellular uptake and particularly the quantity of GFP-positive cells are substantially enhanced when the block copolymer polyplexes are produced and further supplemented by BPEI chains (branched polyethyleneimine)...
April 28, 2017: Biomacromolecules
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